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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Seniors: Improve Your Diet Tips

At long, last summer is here! And that means fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the garden, food co-op, roadside stand or local grocery. As a caregiver, you can help the senior in your life eat well, enjoy the best of the season’s bounty, and reap the benefits of healthy eating.
Eating well this season is about fresh, colorful food, and on many occasions, eating out of doors with family and friends which adds to the pleasure. For older adults, there are particular benefits of healthy eating. They include increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation times and better management of chronic health problems. Eating well can also be the key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced.
MyPlate for Older Adults, developed by Tufts University researchers to replace the USDA food pyramid, continues to emphasize the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables in the senior diet. Included among the recommendations of MyPlate are eating bright-colored vegetables such as carrots, zucchini, summer squash, and broccoli, and deep-colored fruit such as plums, berries and melon. Foods with high water content such as lettuce, garden fresh tomatoes, watermelon, homemade fruit and vegetable juices are good for seniors to add hydration especially during the heat of summer. Soups, such as gazpacho, which can be made from fresh vegetables and served chilled during warm weather are ideal and healthful, too
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Nutrition and Cooking for Seniors

No matter what your age, good nutrition is one of the best ways to stay healthy. ck family on patioDaily food choices can make an important difference in your health and in how you look and feel. As a caregiver, managing the nutritional needs of your senior client or family member can be a challenge, but here are some practical diet tips that will help you to make planning and cooking nutritious meals a pleasurable experience for you both.
In general, changing to a more healthy diet is in every person’s short and long term best interest. But for older adults, there are particular benefits of healthy eating. They include increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation times and better management of chronic health problems. For seniors, eating well can also be the key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced.
As we age, good nutrition is essential. Our metabolic rates slow down and we tend to need fewer calories because we are not generally as physically active as we once were. So making sure that the senior you care for is eating nutrient-dense foods and making the most of the calories that they do eat becomes more necessary. To read the rest of this article, click HERE.
This article taken from Comfort Keepers website. For more like it, please go to www.comfortkeepers.com.

Monday, September 22, 2014

State Rep Micozzie Drexel Hill Senior Fair Monday Sept 29, 2014 Free open to public

State Rep. Micozzie Senior Fair - Monday September 29, 2014 Free and Open to Public

The annual State Rep. Micozzie Senior Fair will be held on Monday, September 29, 2014 from 9:30 to 12:30 at Drexelbrook. Several senior citizen organizations such as COSA, the County Office Services for Aging, Senior Centers and other organizations such as Comfort Keepers will be at Drexelbrook to hand out information. The event is free admission and open to the public.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

State Rep Joe Hackett - Senior Fair September 25, 2014 Free open to public

State Rep. Joe Hackett Senior Fair - Free and Open to Public

Thursday, September 25th from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Strath Haven High School, 205 S Providence Road, Wallingford, PA 19086. The Senior Fair will be held in High School Gym. Plenty of senior care organizations like Comfort Keepers in-home senior care services, COSA and other great organizations will be on hand to provide you with great information on senior services.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Have a loved one suffering from Dementia and you are not sure what to do? Attend a free class on Understanding Dementia and get some practical tips for dealing with the behaviors that can be difficult. The class is free to attend and is being taught by Melody McHugh of Comfort Keepers. Melody has been in healthcare for over 20 years and has spent almost half of her professional career working with senior citizens and their families. Below is the information regarding the classes. These classes are free and open to public but please register. To register by phone for classes, please call (610) 565-6009 ext. 1278. Please provide the class# when registering.

Dementia: Understanding the Disease and
Practical Solutions for Difficult Behaviors
Melody McHugh – Comfort Keepers
Class will provide information on dementia and the
progression of the illness. You will also learn suggestions
and practical ideas for how to deal with the challenges
associated with dementia. Whether you or someone you
know is suffering from dementia the class will be helpful
in understanding it and how to deal with the illness.
CLASS #21 Monday, Sept. 22, 6PM to 7PM............FREE
CLASS #22 Tuesday, Sept. 30, 6PM to 7PM.…….. FREE

Caregiver Stress
Melody McHugh – Comfort Keepers
The class will help you learn to identify the signs and
symptoms of stress that caregivers may experience.
You will also learn how stress affects caregivers’ health
and suggestions on how to decrease or eliminate
some stress.
CLASS #23 Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6PM to 7PM…….. FREE

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Special Pension Aging Veterans - Get help in home if you qualify

Comfort Keepers® Is Honored to Serve Our Nation’s Veterans

Home Care for VeteransWe feel privileged to provide home care for veterans who served our nation in its time of need. We provide you with the information to work through the paperwork to help you avoid potential pension claim delays. Once you become an approved participant in a VA program, Comfort Keepers will provide the quality home care and companionship our veterans deserve. There are several veteran in-home care programs for which an individual may qualify:
  • Improved Pension Benefit Program
  • Homemaker/Home Health Aide Program
  • In-Home Respite Program

Who Qualifies?

If you or your spouse served 90 consecutive days of active military duty – at least one of those days during a U.S. declared war – you may qualify or be partially qualified.
Other qualifications include specific financial criteria and documented physical need for in-home care.
To begin the application process, you will need:
  • Original discharge certificate
  • Marriage certificate (divorce papers from any prior marriages, if applicable)
  • Death certificate of veteran (if applicable)
  • Social Security numbers for the veteran and spouse
If you think you may qualify for one of the VA programs, give Comfort Keepers in Springfield PA a call at 610-543-6300 or go to our website at www.comfortkeepers.com/office-326/ to get more information.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Neumann University offers Campus Workshops:Using Library, Use Technology in Presentations, How to network

On Campus Workshops To register, click HERE

Fall 2014

Career Transitioning - REGISTER!
Thursday, September 18
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Schmidt Multipurpose Room, LLC1
This workshop is intended for those who are looking to change careers, or gain clarification on where to go next - even students questioning where to go after graduation. The first half of this workshop will focus on how to navigate oneself through a transitional phase, and the second half will focus on branding yourself in the best way possible.

Using Library Resources to Your Advantage - REGISTER!
Thursday, September 25
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Rocco Abessinio Building, Room 111
The University Library is the heart of our academic community.  This workshop will highlight the resources available at the University Library through use of technology.  Join this active learning workshop to discover how to use the tools and resources available through our Library to navigate and enhance your academic research projects.

Use of Technology in Presentations: Introduction to PowerPoint
- REGISTER!
Wednesday, October 1
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Rocco Abessinio Building, Room 111
Register for this active learning workshop in which you’ll become familiar with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. Microsoft PowerPoint allows for creativity and ease in presenting material for academic courses, the workplace, and for personal events. Learn the basic ways to develop dynamic presentations that will visually impress your audience.

Use of Technology in Presentations: Introduction to Prezi - REGISTER!
Wednesday, October 8
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Rocco Abessinio Building, Room 111
Register for this active learning workshop and discover creative ways to develop and present information in today’s dynamic learning environments. This workshop will introduce participants to Prezi, an online presentation software, that is becoming more popular in today’s classrooms and workplaces to develop stunning visual presentations of information.

The Art of Networking
- REGISTER!
Thursday, October 23
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Schmidt Multipurpose Room, LLC1
What is the purpose of networking? How can I network effectively? Learn best practices, behavioral/social tips and tricks, and how to think outside the box when it comes to networking. Intended for anyone at any professional level who might be looking to take their networking skills up a notch.

Dining Etiquette - REGISTER!
Thursday, November 6
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Devine Hospitality Suite, Mirenda Center
In this fun and interactive workshop, learn the basics of dining etiquette while enjoying a meal. Additionally, learn how to handle business meetings and interviews over lunch or dinner. Intended for anyone interested in dining etiquette. Seats are limited.